TIME’s 2012 Oscar Coverage
The Godfather Wins TIME’s BEST Best Picture Competition
The 70’s mafia epic bested a powerful contender—Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King—for this year’s top spot.
Oscar Party Essentials: 7 Ways To Sound Smart At Your Academy Awards Bash
We all love to watch; we’re all baffled by the pageantry. Here are some worthy talking points for your Oscar shindig.
Seven Things That Will Be Different about This Year’s Oscars Telecast
From a new theater name to the absence of Best Song performances, Sunday’s ceremony looks to carve out its place in Oscar history.
TIME’s Second Annual Oscar Endurance Test—2 Days, 9 Nominees, 1 Movie Theater
Wherein our intrepid reporter consumes as many Best Picture nominees as he can and lives to tell the tale.
2012 Oscar Nominations: A Look at the Field
The nominations are in, and we’ve got the dish on what it all means. The big battles: The Artist vs. Hugo, Clooney vs. Pitt, Marilyn vs. Maggie — and Dragon Tattoo vs. the Motion Picture Academy.
What Is This Artist Movie That’s Winning All the Awards?
If you’ve paid any attention to Oscar prognostications, you’ve heard about The Artist. Chances are, though, that you probably haven’t been able to see it.
The Oscars vs. Motion Capture: Snubs Raise Questions About the Academy
Two of this year’s biggest Oscar exclusions have us wondering: in an era of motion capture use, what does it mean to animate a film?
The Oscar Finalists: Silent Picture Double Feature
The Artist and Hugo lead the nominations race, as Meryl, Michelle and Viola compete for Best Actress and friends George and Brad vie for Best Actor
What the Doc Is Going On With the Academy’s New Rule Changes?
This year’s documentary category left out Steve James’ The Interrupters. Will new rules prevent such a thing from happening in the future?
Margin Call Director J.C. Chandor on VOD and the Awards Season Hustle
Chandor spoke to TIME about what one has to do to get nominated for an Oscar and his film’s (out on DVD today) unique release strategy.
Director Wim Wenders On Filming the Work of Pina Bausch in 3-D
Wenders spent 20 years trying to figure out how he could bring the experience of a live Pina show to the screen. When 3-D returned in popularity, he saw his chance.
Jim Rash On Co-Writing The Descendants and the Future of Community
The Community star talks about his dream episode and what it was like to work on a George Clooney movie.
Prosthetic Chins and the Bible: Kenneth Branagh on Becoming Sir Laurence Olivier
The actor talks to TIME about what it was like to play the towering star in My Week With Marilyn.
Training the Horses in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse
Trainer Bobby Lovgren discusses War Horse, why foals make difficult subjects to train, and how he got a horse to jump over a tank.
Top 10 Oscar-Nomination Snubs
The list of movie greats who never won an Academy Award is long and sad, but there are significant artists and pictures eliminated from contention before Oscar races even begin. Here are 10 classics the Academy ignored.
The 25 Best and Worst Oscar Gowns of All-TIME
TIME’s Feifei Sun and Claire Suddath pick the most unforgettable dresses ever to appear at the Academy Awards.
5 Ways You Know You’re Watching a Spielberg Movie
Like any director who has worked as long as he has — 26 films over almost 40 years — Steven Spielberg has both stylistic and thematic tics that pop up again and again in his work. Here are five.
Oscars 2012 Great Performances: Clooney, Pitt, Uggie and the Rest
To mark this year’s Hollywood awards season, Sebastian Kim photographed the actors (12 men and women…and one dog) behind some of this past year’s most impressive portrayals for TIME’s Great Performances gallery.
The Best Oscar Dresses 2009
No low-key Oscars for these glamorous actresses. Despite rumors that this year’s ceremony would be toned down, the red-carpet regulars turned up the fashion volume.